Wednesday, October 24, 2012

GLYMM BAG: October 2012

first thing i see: Glymm brought back the product cards!!! yessssss! it is now in the form of a brochure (instead of the previous card and booklet formats). thank you Glymm for listening to your customers!

as for the bag, it is pink this month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. it's always nice when you notice a little bulge in the bag! i am predicting that we get a new type of bag next month but we'll see. actually, i'm really hoping that Glymm comes up with something completely different - i think most of us are getting tired of these bags...

October's edition:

1) Lash Card (Individually Wrapped Mascara Shields) - so Glymm was smart to include a product like this in a bag that also contains a mascara but really, the product itself is pretty lame. the Lash Card is described as "innovative" and it's actually "patented". really?! very silly since i am sure most people do not use such an item when applying mascara or even if they do, they just use a simple FREE business card. or any type of card period.
i also think it's funny how they try to recommend "1 card per make up session" - is that really necessary? or is it only because they want to sell a box of 10 for a whopping $7?
size: 2 cards (each card has 2 curves - a large and a small, depending on your eye shape); Glymm says: up to 4 uses (not really sure how that works given the previous statement)
retail value: $6.99 (10 cards)

2) Femme Couture Lightning Lash Mascara in "Midnight Black" - Glymm has a slight typo on their card, calling this a "Lightening Lash Mascara" - i paused for a second since i thought that people wore mascaras in the first place to darken - not lighten - their eyelashes. ;)
anyway, this Lightning Lash Mascara focuses on lengthening. i have some Femme Couture loose eyeshadows somewhere in my stash and i've always been tempted to pick up something else from them while at Sally's. mascara takes me a long time to get through so i don't know when i will be able to use mine up and review this!
size: 11.3 g (full size!)
retail value: $14

3) CyberDERM H2O Hydration - think it sounds familiar but looks different? it's because Glymm sent these out in their July bag but it was in the form of a syringe. it did not have a scent and felt moisturizing and light. be careful when you first use this since it can get messy.
size: N/A... looks about 5 mL?; Glymm: 10 uses
retail value: $60 (50 mL)
see 4) for pic

4) CyberDERM Every Morning Sun Whip - after using H2O Hydration in the morning, you can apply this Every Morning Sun Whip which is a matte sunscreen with SPF 25.
the Sun Whip is thicker and not as creamy as the H2O Hydration. there's hardly a scent to it. i like this product but not enough to fork over $38 for a 50 mL sunscreen.
size: N/A... about 5 mL; Glymm: 2 uses
retail value: $38 (50 mL)

5) Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme - buttercreme... you'd think that butters and cremes are for the body right? so of course i was thrown for a loop when i read that this for HAIR. i have never heard of such a product before... looking at the instructions, it says that this moisturizer is to be used on wet hair. you only need a nickel sized amount to soften "dry, crunchy curls" - i have neither dry nor crunchy nor curly hair... if you check out the website, you will see that the company is focused on curly hair.
to me, buttercreme sounds well, buttery and creamy - both of which will probably weigh down hair or make it look greasy - and both of which are hair no-nos.

nonetheless, i decided to try it. i used it on my wet hair and only on the ends of my hair. my hair is still air drying but i can feel the difference between my ends and my roots. the ends are noticeably softer but i still wouldn't recommend using this product on your roots.

it smells like shea butter and... wait, caramel is listed in the ingredients? correct me if i'm wrong, but i don't recall caramel being used in cosmetics. i wiki-ed it and it lists caramel candy, caramel coloring and caramel sauce. under caramel coloring (which i thought would be the most likely reason), it says it is used in food coloring and beverages - no mention of cosmetics. sooo do you guys know?
size: 59 mL ("full size"!) - as in full size of a mini version; Glymm: 5 uses but i hardly even scraped the top layer
retail value: $9 (also available: $32 for 237 mL and $58 for 473 mL)

6) *bonus* Johnson & Johnson Johnson's Baby Oil - i don't understand why people are complaining that this item is in the bag... it is a bonus item and it is to promote Glymm MAMA. i think it's a neat idea and i can use it to remove makeup or for shaving (which i didn't know so yay!).
yeah so this is baby oil and it smells like babies!
size: 88 mL
retail value: $4.49 (414 mL) or $6.49 (592 mL) according to well.ca

i think this is definitely a step up from last month's Glymm - bigger samples (hello full size items! it's been a while!) and a bonus item. plus the list of samples is back! still my overall impression of the bag is that it's good - nothing jaw-dropping but good.
are you guys happy with this month's bag?

26 comments:

  1. I think that lash card is a total waste of money! It's a piece of cardboard!!!

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    1. isn't it! not to mention, totally not eco-friendly.
      if anything they should've patented a plastic or something washable, reusable card

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  2. Great Post! :) I have no idea about the caramel thingy but I guess some products are using it maybe that one too. :)

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    1. thanks :) haha yeah the caramel is a little odd - im going to start checking my other butters and creams to see

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    2. You better check them out coz im checking mine now.hehe

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    3. haha i actually didn't find any other products yet that has "Caramel" but i looked it up and many cosmetic sites say that it is a natural colorant and has been used in the personal care industry for quite some time:

      http://www.cosmeticsandtoiletries.com/formulating/ingredient/pigment/95034779.html

      http://www.specialchem4cosmetics.com/services/inci/ingredient.aspx?id=2249

      in case you are interested! haha

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  3. this looks great! i have never heard of Glymm Bag!

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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    1. hi ellie :) thanks for dropping by. the Glymm bag is one of the subscription boxes available in Canada (similar concept as Glossybox)

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  4. I thought glymm really,stepped it,up this month. Great review

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  5. At least they're back to including that product card! I found it way too confusing without it!

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    1. i am so glad they brought that back!! it was too confusing without it and too much of a hassle to always have to go online and check how to use a certain product.

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  6. Helpful post dear,
    Just found your blog, wanna follow each other? xoxo

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    1. thanks for dropping by - checking out your blog now!

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  7. Looks a great collection of products!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  8. amazing products *_* your blog is very good and interesting. maybe follow? im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  9. I agree with you that the Lash Card is completely useless ! I really don't understand why people would pay for cardboard... But it's true that overall there was improvement in our Glymm bag this month ! I really like the scent of the hair cream, but haven't tried it yet. I hope it doesn't make my hair too heavy or greasy. I think I'll stick to ends too, with a little amount of product !

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    1. haha i know - very useless indeed!
      i am glad Glymm improved this month. the hair cream didn't feel too heavy or greasy but i didn't use a whole lot either. let me know when you try it!

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  10. I have never heard of any of these brands before, are they all canadian?
    x

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    1. i had to search this up to make sure, but Lash Card, Femme Couture and Miss Jessie's are American while CyberDERM is Canadian :)
      i've only seen Femme Couture sold at one store in Canada and only know about CyberDERM because Glymm sent out their products before.

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  11. Hi,
    New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)
    http://lifewithtwinsandadramaqueen.com/

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    1. thanks for following - i will be checking your blog out shortly

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  12. Some of these products look good and others.. not so much. I'm not getting the point of the lash cards, haha. It's good they included full size items!

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    1. i am glad about the full size items!! it's been a few months (too long) since Glymm has included those :)

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